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Broccoli Compound Fights Mental Illness

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Mainstream doctors have long been baffled by schizophrenia. They don’t know what causes it. And they don’t have a cure for it.

It’s one of the most common mental illnesses. About 3.5 million Americans have it. And it can be completely debilitating, causing patients to hallucinate and experience delusions.

The first-line treatment is antipsychotic drugs. Some patients are given electroconvulsive therapy.

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Why Brushing Your Teeth Could Save You From Alzheimer’s

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Regular brushing and flossing can help you keep your teeth into old age. A new study shows it may also help you keep your mental sharpness.

Scientists at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry infected the mouths of mice with P. gingivalis. This is a type of bacteria that causes periodontitis. It’s the most serious form of gum disease.

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Stressed? Take a Nature Pill

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More than 20 million Americans feel so stressed that they feel they have to take anti-anxiety drugs to help them get through the day.

Xanax (alprazolam) is the most common one. It’s one of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines (sometimes called benzos).

Although the opioid epidemic gets most of the headlines, benzos like Xanax are also highly addictive. Overdose deaths involving benzos increased more than sevenfold between 1999 and 2015.

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Doing This One Thing Makes Your Brain Younger

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Everyone knows you can’t turn back the clock, right?

When it comes to your brain, researchers recently discovered that you can.

Dr. Sara Lazar is a neuroscientist. Years ago, she injured herself while training for the Boston Marathon. Her physical therapist suggested she stretch. That led her to take a yoga class.

She took yoga for the physical benefits, but soon noticed positive mental and emotional side effects.

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Yes, You Can Grow More Brain Cells

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You’ve probably heard this scientific “fact”: You cannot grow new brain cells. Once they die because of injury, disease, or age, brain cells are lost forever.

It’s a depressing thought.

Fortunately, it’s completely wrong.

In 1999, scientists confirmed that adult human neurogenesis is possible. Neurogenesis is the creation of new neurons or brain cells.[1]  

This discovery had a profound effect on the field of neurology.

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One Food Cuts Risk of Age-Related Memory Loss in Half

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

Health experts have told us for years that eating a healthy diet can keep your brain strong as you age.

But what exactly does “healthy” mean? The term is vague. Exactly which foods promote cognition?

Now, a new study may have identified the single healthiest food for your brain.

Scientists from the National University of Singapore conducted a six-year study. They looked at more than 600 subjects over the age of 60.

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